MIGRATIONS AND ASYLUM: ANALYSIS AND PERSPECTIVES: Migratory cooperation in the relationship between Spain and Sub-Saharan Africa

Author:
Jorge García Burgos

Abstract:
This paper reviews the different cooperation plans on migration that have been implemented by the different Spanish governments in African countries during the last 15 years. On a recurring basis, development aid (specially in the form of co-development) has been used as an instrument of migration containment and at the service of border externalization, understood to establish of extraterritorial actions that act as a stoppage for migrations mainly through agreements with the countries origin and migratory transit. The hypothesis used is that beyond the achieved results, these programs are not always in line with the commitments made by Spain in terms of cooperation for development and respect for human rights, which remain in the background compared to matters relating to national security.

Index:
1. INTRODUCCIÓN.—2. MIGRACIONES, DESLOCALIZACION DE FRONTERAS Y CODESARROLLO.—3. LA IRRUPCION DE LA MIGRACIÓN SUBSAHARIANA EN LA AGENDA POLÍTICA ESPAÑOLA.—4. LA AYUDA AL DESARROLLO COMO INSTRUMENTO DE EXTERNALIZACIÓN.—5. LA COOPERACIÓN MIGRATORIA DESPUES DEL CODESARROLLO.— 6. REFLEXIONES FINALES

Keywords:
borders; co-development; externalization of borders; human security; international cooperation.; migrations; offshoring; Sub-Saharan Africa;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 73 2 2021

Section:
Studies

Pages:
101-114

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.73.2.2021.1a.06

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